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Revel shows midsize speaker in Be line at RMAF

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Sounded very good to me. Bass apparently goes down to the high 30s with MSRP of 7k and projected release by the end of the year. Will upload photo tomorrow when I get home.
 

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Not a lot of detail here. Wild guess: looks like an F206 with Be tweeter.
And ceramic drivers.
Oh....like this?

https://www.revelspeakers.com/products/series/series-performabe/F226BE-.html?dwvar_F226BE-_color=Black Gloss-GLOBAL-Current&cgid=series-performabe

Type 3-way dual 6.5" floorstanding loudspeaker
Low-frequency transducer Two 6.5" (165mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cones, with cast frames
Midrange transducer 5-1/4" (130mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cone, with cast frame
High-frequency transducer 1" (25mm) Beryllium dome, with acoustic lens waveguide
Recommended amplifier power range 50 – 200 watts
Frequency response 44 Hz - 40 kHz (-6dB)
Low-frequency extension 38Hz (–10dB); 44Hz (–6dB); 50Hz (–3dB)
Nominal impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90 dB
Crossover frequencies 260Hz; 2.1kHz
Enclosure type Bass-reflex via front-mounted port
 
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Oh....like this?

https://www.revelspeakers.com/products/series/series-performabe/F226BE-.html?dwvar_F226BE-_color=Black Gloss-GLOBAL-Current&cgid=series-performabe

Type 3-way dual 6.5" floorstanding loudspeakerLow-frequency transducer Two 6.5" (165mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cones, with cast framesMidrange transducer 5-1/4" (130mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cone, with cast frameHigh-frequency transducer 1" (25mm) Beryllium dome, with acoustic lens waveguideRecommended amplifier power range 50 – 200 wattsFrequency response 44 Hz - 40 kHz (-6dB)Low-frequency extension 38Hz (–10dB); 44Hz (–6dB); 50Hz (–3dB)Nominal impedance 8 ohmsSensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90 dBCrossover frequencies 260Hz; 2.1kHzEnclosure type Bass-reflex via front-mounted port
Yes and company reps confirmef no plans to go active.
 

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Yes and company reps confirmef no plans to go active.
I don't find that surprising.

Even speaker makers that have active models in their lineups (KEF, Dynaudio, etc.) and are fully capable of making flagship actives seem to believe that the top tier audiophile models are preferred to be passive by their dealer base and/or customers.
 

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Yea, curious to know how they would perform and where that 328 would land with their studio2 speakers out there.
 

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Yea, curious to know how they would perform and where that 328 would land with their studio2 speakers out there.
The specs for the 328Be are kind of odd, with a high -6 dB at 44 Hz, not great bass extension for a speaker that big. 91dB sensitivity is good, but not so amazing it would be worth losing a half octave of bass. Maybe it's the home theater model designed to be used with a sub?
 
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C426be looks kinda weird compared to the C208. Anyone think 4x6.5" woofers would cause any destructive interference?
 
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It looks like they also clipped the waveguide but only on the c426be to make it a shorter speaker. I'd like to see if it causes changes in the measurements compared to the standard waveguide.
 

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C426be looks kinda weird compared to the C208. Anyone think 4x6.5" woofers would cause any destructive interference?
At the presumptive lowpass frequency, no. I think going 4x6.5" over 2x8" it's a smart move to get a little more volume displacement for dynamic headroom, while making the cabinet shorter. Given how wide TVs are, the width should not be an issue. The proportions here are more sensible IMO than the standard version's proportions.
 

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